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February, 2018

Feb. 26, 2018

Focusing on the Future: Shooting Survivor Works Toward Recovery

Eight people were brought to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio with multiple gunshot wounds Nov. 5, 2017. One man is grateful to be alive following multiple surgeries to repair his wounds.

Feb. 26, 2018

Upcoming Joint U.S.-Israeli Exercise Aims to Improve Interoperability

More than 2,500 U.S. personnel will join Israeli forces for the biennial Juniper Cobra exercise to improve interoperability between U.S. and Israeli defense systems, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Feb. 26, 2018

Exercise Cobra Gold Strengthens Interoperability, Regional Relationships

Some 5,800 U.S. service members, working in Thailand alongside forces from 29 partner nations, concluded Exercise Cobra Gold, one of the largest security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

Feb. 26, 2018

Iraqis Continue Security, Clearance Operations In Territory Once Held by ISIS

With U.S.-led coalition forces in a supporting role, Iraqi security forces continue security and clearance operations in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Feb. 26, 2018

Nuclear Posture Review Looks to Deter War, Policy Chief Says

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review seeks to ensure deterrence will not fail, thus preventing nuclear weapons from being used in war, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said.

Feb. 26, 2018

Colorado National Guard Troops Take Biathlon Training

It’s not surprising that a state such as Colorado, known for snowy mountaintops and a thriving ski industry, would have a National Guard biathlon team with diverse and unique team members who do whatever it takes to compete

Feb. 26, 2018

USNS Mercy Deploys in Support of Pacific Partnership 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy departed its home port of San Diego in support of the 13th Pacific Partnership, the Navy's humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted with and through partner nations, nongovernmental organizations and other U.S. and international government agencies to execute a variety of humanitarian civic action missions in the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility.

Feb. 26, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Approaches 400-Hour Volunteer Milestone

Marine Corps Cpl. Kayla Soles, who's assigned to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., will soon have spent 400 hours volunteering over the course of her career. Through volunteering, Soles said she finds "my positive attitude, and it helps me connect with those who are like-minded.”

Feb. 23, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Australian Prime Minister Meet at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met the Australian prime minister at the Pentagon to discuss the robust defense relationship between the U.S. and Australia and the common strategic challenges the two nations face.

Feb. 23, 2018

Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors Begins in Nevada

More than 125 wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women have trained and practiced for months in their chosen sports in preparation for the Air Force Trials held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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